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Paying for GIS Grant Writing and other Government GIS News

Wednesday, March 21st 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

Cheyenne County’s Board of Commissioners [NE] will pursue a grant that will fund a new on-line venture into the county’s General Information System (GIS).

Following a Power-Point presentation from GIS Workshop Sales Manager Brenda Wilson, the board chose Monday to use the Lincoln-based company to prepare and submit a state grant that will seek up to $25,000 per project.

Do I understand that the county is paying the GIS consultant to write the grant proposal? I wonder how much is set aside for that work? I suspect the grant could not be used to pay for prepping the grant? 

- Sun Telegraph

The Center for American Progress offers a map that shows the state-by-state impact of a potental 10 percent reduction in spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, once knowns as "food stamps." Not only will it mean fewer meals, but also nearly 100,000 job losses, per the analysis.

- Center for American Progress

SeeClickFix and a local Patch news website, Kirkwood, are prompting change at Missouri DOT.

We took Meg’s comment to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT), who says they will give the light a second look. Over the next week, MODOT will study the traffic flow at Kirkwood and Big Bend roads and decide how to adjust the light to improve morning congestion.

- Kirkwood Patch

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